DIVIDER-IN-CHIEF: Obama slams Republican threats to ‘burn the house down.’ “In comments from the White House press briefing room, Obama reiterated he would not negotiate on the debt ceiling or relent to GOP demands to delay or defund his healthcare law in exchange for funding the government.”

He seems more willing to negotiate with the Iranians than with the Republicans. But this meme, seen on Facebook, suggests that threats of a government shutdown might not carry as much weight as he thinks, at least in some circles.